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POULIOT, PYATT & PICARD RELEASED BY CANADIENS

Jun 27th, 2011 | By

The Canadiens have parted  company with forwards Benoit Pouliot, Tom Pyatt and defenceman Alexandre Picard.  By not tendering qualifying contract offers by 5.00 this afternoon, the trio automatically became unrestricted free agents effective Friday. Picard was a free agent signing last summer who never caught on with the Canadiens.  He was a healthy scratch thirty-one times.  Pyatt was one

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EIGHT CANADIENS FREE-AGENT FORWARDS-Sorting Through the Options

May 16th, 2011 | By

The Canadiens already have 26.12 million dollars committed in contracts to their forwards. If general manager Pierre Gauthier sticks to his past budget plan of around 23 million dollars reserved for defense and goaltending, that leaves something in the neighbourhood of 13 million dollars in cap space to fill seven remaining roster spots. Gauthier has a big puzzle to solve, with myriad options.



SORTING OUT CANADIENS FREE AGENT FORWARDS

May 1st, 2011 | By

Everybody seems to have an opinion about what Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier should do in order to upgrade his team’s offense. It runs the gamut from sending the unproductive Scott Gomez and the remaining three years of his contract to the Hamilton Bulldogs to signing, and then trading Andrei Kostitsyn.
Gauthier doesn’t telegraph his punches a la Brian Burke, so like everyone else, we can only guess the direction he’ll take. .



SPACEK – A 5.5 Million Dollar “Healthy Scratch”?

Nov 1st, 2010 | By

Eleven games into the season the watch-word remains “patience”. It’s an asset that Jacques Martin has in abundance. But, there are limits and, while he hasn’t reached the end of his rope with Scott Gomez and his line, he has run out of it at least temporarily, with defenceman Jaroslav Spacek.

If we are to go by today’s practice, and it generally is an excellent measurement, Spacek will take residency in the Columbus press box tomorrow night



WANTED – LEFT WING FOR GOMEZ & GIONTA

Oct 26th, 2010 | By

It’s about chemistry, or in this case lack-of-chemistry as it relates to Scott Gomez and Brian Gionta and the six or seven players who have played left wing on their line this season. Against Phoenix last night Benoit Pouliot, Travis Moen and Tom Pyatt saw almost equal time on the Gomez line. Tomorrow night Jacques Martin will again start the game with Pyatt on the left side. How long it lasts is anyone’s gue



LOOKING AHEAD-The Canadiens Roster Long-Term

Sep 6th, 2010 | By

Did you know the Canadiens have seven players with no-trade clauses in their contracts including Andrei Markov and Roman Hamrlik, both of whom will be unrestricted free agents at the end of this season? The trade restrictions on the two defensemen ends on February first, 2011, meaning the Canadiens can make a deal for them at the trade deadline if they wish. At the end of the coming season, Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier will have to deal with five unrestricted and eight restricted free agents. He will have just over twenty-five million dollars to sign thirteen players with defensemen Markov and Josh Gorges the top priorities.
And indication of the hockey world in the salary cap era, the Canadiens presently are committed to only four contracts two years from now, Gomez, Cammalleri, Gionta and Plekanec. And they are committed to only one contract, Plekanec, in the 2014-2015 season.



TOM PYATT ON HABS PENALTY KILLING

May 1st, 2010 | By

Habs penalty killer Tom Pyatt, who has hardly played like the rookie he is in this year’s playoffs, was on the ice for two of those four Washington power play goals. You’ll never get anything in-depth from the close-mouthed Martin, but Pyatt had some things to say about what the Canadiens are facing in this round.



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